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Old 04-06-14, 07:40 PM   #1
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Long haul trucker fork on a disc trucker?

I have a very solid front wheel built up from a SON28, and would like to use this to drive a new Luxos U. However, it's a non-disc wheel.

I could buy a brand new long-haul trucker fork (rim brake), for $89. Would this work on the disc trucker?

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Old 04-06-14, 07:48 PM   #2
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It should work fine. You'll just have to pull the crown race off the old fork or get another for the new fork. You'll also need to get a star nut.
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Old 04-06-14, 09:22 PM   #3
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It'll work, but why would you want to go with a braking system that is not as responsive or as easy to set up? If you want a dyno hub wheel, why not just sell the existing rim/hub combo and buy another disc-compatible SON hub and build another wheel. That's what I'd do. I've had V-brakes, calipers, cantilevers, etc. and until I had discs I always dealt with the crap of setting up regular brakes. Disc brakes are SO much easier to set up and the stopping power, especially in inclement weather is WAY better than any rim brake. Also, with discs you don't have to worry about wearing out your rims as you would with rim brakes of any type.
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Old 04-07-14, 07:18 AM   #4
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why not just sell the existing rim/hub combo and buy another disc-compatible SON hub and build another wheel.
Hmm...I hadn't even thought about this. I've never seen a used schmidt dynohub for sale. Where? There do not seem to be any on ebay, nor on the "For Sale" forum here. The classifieds link seems broken. I'm not sure quite how to price a used SON.
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Old 04-07-14, 09:47 AM   #5
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You could get the Disc trucker for about the same ..,.Taiwan to QBP to either your LBS or some online retailer .


want a Non disc polished 32 hole SON 28classic?, Email and we can Haggle ..
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